Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries. These projects build on the success of the Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes.
The projects aim to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions. This includes improving the quality of higher education, developing new and innovative education programmes, modernising higher education systems through reform policies as well as fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.
There are 2 types of capacity-building projects:
- Joint projects: aimed at organisations to help improve curriculums, governance, and the strengthening of relations between higher education systems.
- Structural projects: aimed at promoting reforms in higher education systems, modernising policies, governance and strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider economic and social environment.
Capacity-building projects can be:
- National projects involving institutions from only one eligible Partner Country
- Multi-country projects within one single region, involving at least two countries from this region
- Multi-country projects involving more than one region and involving at least one country from each region concerned
E-tutorial on the international dimension of Erasmus+. This e-tutorial provides information about opportunities available to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and their staff and students based in Partner Countries.
E-tutorial on how to prepare a competitive proposal. This e-tutorial provides information on how to apply to funding opportunities.
Info session Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education: Focus on Asia. This Info session provides information on the 2018 Call for proposals and on how to prepare a competitive proposal for the Asian Region.
Info session Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education: How to successfully complete and finalise a project proposal. This Info session provides information on the 2018 Call for proposals and on how to complete a project proposal.
Length: 2 or 3 years
Minimum grant award: 500.000€; Maximum grant award: 1.000.000€
Application deadline: 5 February 2020 at 17:00 midday Brussels time for projects starting on 15 November of the same year or 15 January of the following year
The Table of Projects provides basic details about projects funded under the Capacity Building in Higher Education action of the Erasmus+ programme: project number, project type, project title, list of beneficiaries and their PICs, participating countries, names and e-mail addresses of contact persons, budget awarded and project summary as provided in the initial application.
Ukrainian database of projects:
InfoBox with description of the CBHE projects in English and Ukrainian languages with details and contacts are available at
Statistics by calls, universities, actions with possibility to filter according to different critirea in English and Ukrainian languages are available at:
For further information on capacity-building projects in the field of higher education please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
Information of the EACEA website.